Industry responds to alcohol study

The British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) has responded to the recent Global Burden of Diseases alcohol study published last week in The Lancet that concludes there is no safe level of alcohol consumption.

BBPA Chief Executive Brigid Simmonds said: “Whilst many choices in life carry potential risks and benefits, there are many scientific studies that support the view that moderate alcohol consumption can form part of a healthy lifestyle.

“UK brewers have a long-standing record of promoting responsible drinking and enabling consumers to make informed decisions. We believe that for adults of legal drinking age who choose to drink, moderate alcohol consumption can be part of a well-balanced lifestyle and beer, which is typically the lowest strength form of alcohol, is a great way to enjoy responsible drinking and support your local pub. As ever, those with questions about their own alcohol consumption are encouraged to consult a health professional.”